Morgan Tsvangirai http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/32674/all en Tsvangirai gets new chance to change Zimbabwe http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130213/tsvangirai-gets-new-chance-change-zimbabwe <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Morgan Tsvangirai pulled Zimbabwe from chaos by forming a unity government with President Robert Mugabe, and still struggles to guide the country toward democracy from within his narrow corridors of power.</p> <p>Zimbabweans vote on a new draft Constitution on March 16 -- a key reform ahead of new presidential polls in July that should end the power-sharing deal.</p> <p>And it just may see him become only the second president since the country's independence in 1981.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130213/tsvangirai-gets-new-chance-change-zimbabwe" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Disaster Morgan Tsvangirai Politics War Zimbabwe Zimbabwean presidential election AFP Wed, 13 Feb 2013 18:16:06 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5754848 at http://www.globalpost.com Zimbabwe appoints new rights, election chiefs http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130218/zimbabwe-appoints-new-rights-election-chiefs <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Zimbabwe's Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai on Monday announced new heads for the country's human rights and electoral commissions ahead of crucial polls this year.</p> <p>Tsvangirai told journalists a former governor from President Robert Mugabe's ZANU-PF party was the new chairman of the human rights commission following the resignation of top lawyer Reg Austin in January.</p> <p>Austin cited lack of facilities including an office for the commission among reasons for his resignation.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130218/zimbabwe-appoints-new-rights-election-chiefs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Morgan Tsvangirai Politics of Zimbabwe Social Issues Zimbabwe Zimbabwean presidential election AFP Mon, 18 Feb 2013 20:01:20 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5759305 at http://www.globalpost.com Tsvangirai says Mugabe losing grip, resorting to violence http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130228/tsvangirai-says-mugabe-losing-grip-resorting-violence <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Says Mugabe orders probe into killing of MDC aide's son</p> <p>* Mugabe, Tsvangirai to face off in presidential vote</p> <p>By MacDonald Dzirutwe</p> <p>HEADLANDS, Zimbabwe, Feb 28 (Reuters) - Zimbabwe's premier said on Thursday President Robert Mugabe's party was losing its grip and resorting to violence after the young son of a local party official was burnt to death by suspected supporters of the elderly president.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130228/tsvangirai-says-mugabe-losing-grip-resorting-violence" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Morgan Tsvangirai Politics of Zimbabwe Says Mugabe Zimbabwe Zimbabwean presidential election Thomson Reuters Thu, 28 Feb 2013 19:00:13 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5770091 at http://www.globalpost.com Zimbabwe's PM addresses rally after police crackdown http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130306/zimbabwes-pm-addresses-rally-after-police-crackdown <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Zimbabwe's Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai addressed his party's supporters on Wednesday a day after riot police broke up his rally.</p> <p>"I don't know if it's some kind of a demon, that riot police only emerge when we start campaigning," he told his supporters in the local Shona dialect. "Why riot police?"</p> <p>Pictures posted on Tsvangirai's Facebook page on Tuesday showed a truck load of helmet-clad police officers carrying riot shields and batons.</p> <p>He said the police action showed that "the leopard has not changed colours."</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130306/zimbabwes-pm-addresses-rally-after-police-crackdown" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Morgan Tsvangirai Politics Zimbabwe Zimbabwean presidential election AFP Wed, 06 Mar 2013 18:46:20 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5775316 at http://www.globalpost.com Armed kidnapping mars Zimbabwe constitution vote http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130316/armed-kidnapping-mars-zimbabwe-constitution-vote <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Gunmen abducted an ally of Zimbabwean Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai on Saturday, his party said, as the country voted on a new constitution amid seething political tensions.</p> <p>Samson Magumura, a regional official from Tsvangirai's Movement for Democratic Change, was seized at his home southeast of Harare shortly before dawn, according to party spokesman Douglas Mwonzora.</p> <p>"Our district secretary for Headlands was kidnapped this morning. He was taken from his home by armed people," Mwonzora told AFP.</p> <p>Magumura's whereabouts remain unknown.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130316/armed-kidnapping-mars-zimbabwe-constitution-vote" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Morgan Tsvangirai Politics Politics of Zimbabwe Zimbabwe Zimbabwean presidential election AFP Sat, 16 Mar 2013 10:46:09 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5785252 at http://www.globalpost.com Arrests mar Zimbabwe referendum vote count http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130317/arrests-mar-zimbabwe-referendum-vote-count <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Early results from Zimbabwe's constitutional referendum signalled widespread backing for laws to curb President Robert Mugabe's powers, though the vote count was marred by fresh arrests on Sunday.</p> <p>A preliminary count of around half a million votes showed more than 90 percent endorsed the new constitution, according to Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai's party.</p> <p>The proposed text would introduce presidential term limits, beef up parliament's powers and pave the way for a general election to decide whether 89-year-old Mugabe stays in power.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130317/arrests-mar-zimbabwe-referendum-vote-count" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Morgan Tsvangirai Politics Robert Mugabe Social Issues Technology Zimbabwe Zimbabwean presidential election AFP Sun, 17 Mar 2013 12:46:30 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5785969 at http://www.globalpost.com Zimbabwe PM vows to reverse Mugabe's companies take-over drive http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130519/zimbabwe-pm-vows-reverse-mugabes-companies-take-over-drive <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Zimbabwe's Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai wrapped up his party's post-election plan meeting Sunday vowing to overturn President Robert Mugabe's controversial indigenisation drive if he wins upcoming general elections.</p> <p>He wound up the meeting with a rally attended by thousands of supporters of his Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) at a sports ground in Harare's working class suburb of Highfield.</p> <p>"We will reverse indigenisation laws and create empowerment laws for the majority of the people of Zimbabwe," said Tsvangirai.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130519/zimbabwe-pm-vows-reverse-mugabes-companies-take-over-drive" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Morgan Tsvangirai Politics Robert Mugabe Zimbabwe Zimbabwean presidential election AFP Sun, 19 May 2013 16:45:21 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5841418 at http://www.globalpost.com Zimbabwe PM vows to veto polls without prior reforms http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130612/zimbabwe-pm-vows-veto-polls-without-prior-reforms-1 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Zimbabwe Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai vowed Wednesday to block President Robert Mugabe's efforts to set a date for key elections before democratic reforms are implemented.</p> <p>"You can't set a date of an election without my concurrence. Period. I will not give legitimacy to that election date unless we agree," Tsvangirai told civil society organisations, days before regional mediators meet to discuss the polls.</p> <p>Zimbabwe is due to elect a successor to Mugabe's four-year power-sharing government with Tsvangirai, his long-time rival.</p> <p>Its tenure ends on June 29.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130612/zimbabwe-pm-vows-veto-polls-without-prior-reforms-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Morgan Tsvangirai Politics Technology Zimbabwe Zimbabwean presidential election AFP Wed, 12 Jun 2013 19:30:51 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5856527 at http://www.globalpost.com Zimbabwe PM files for poll delay http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130625/zimbabwe-pm-files-poll-delay <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Zimbabwe's Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai has filed an application with the country's top court for a delay of elections to allow key reforms to take effect, court papers showed.</p> <p>Tsvangirai wants the Constitutional Court to nullify a decree by President Robert Mugabe for polls to be held on July 31.</p> <p>Mugabe had already, on June 19, asked the same court that Tsvangirai has approached, to push back crucial elections by two weeks to August 14.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130625/zimbabwe-pm-files-poll-delay" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Morgan Tsvangirai Politics Technology Zimbabwe Zimbabwean presidential election AFP Tue, 25 Jun 2013 10:02:15 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5866704 at http://www.globalpost.com Zimbabwe PM regrets lack of reforms for free polls http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130707/zimbabwe-pm-regrets-lack-reforms-free-polls <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Zimbabwe Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai said Sunday he was launching his election campaign "with a heavy heart", lamenting that "no reforms" had been put in place to guarantee that upcoming July 31 polls would be free and fair.</p> <p>"There are no reforms in the media, and other reforms to ensure free and fair elections have not been achieved," said Tsvangirai in launching his campaign against archrival President Robert Mugabe.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130707/zimbabwe-pm-regrets-lack-reforms-free-polls" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Morgan Tsvangirai Politics of Zimbabwe Technology Zimbabwe Zimbabwean presidential election AFP Sun, 07 Jul 2013 17:32:01 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5877719 at http://www.globalpost.com Sex scandals cloud Zimbabwe election campaign between Robert Mugabe and Morgan Tsvangirai http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130721/sex-scandals-cloud-zimbabwe-pms-election-campaign <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> President Robert Mugabe's television station has launched 'attack ads' aimed at discrediting arch rival Morgan Tsvangirai. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Cris Chinaka, Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><span style="letter-spacing: 0px; line-height: 1.2;">MUTARE, Zimbabwe &ndash; Zimbabwe&#39;s sole television station, state-owned and tightly controlled by President Robert Mugabe, is targeting the private life of his arch rival Morgan Tsvangirai with &quot;attack ads&quot; aimed at discrediting him before July 31 elections.</span></p> <p>In the adverts, three former lovers reveal how they were dumped by Tsvangirai, 61, before Mugabe&#39;s ZANU-PF party chimes in to tell voters that the prime minister is unfit for office.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <!--paging_filter--><p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130721/sex-scandals-cloud-zimbabwe-pms-election-campaign" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Disaster Morgan Tsvangirai Politics Robert Mugabe Zimbabwe Zimbabwean presidential election Zimbabwe Thomson Reuters Mon, 22 Jul 2013 01:05:00 +0000 Cris Chinaka, Reuters 5889779 at http://www.globalpost.com Zimbabwe's Tsvangirai warns of election fraud http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130726/zimbabwes-tsvangirai-warns-election-fraud <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Zimbabwe Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai on Friday warned that next week's election was strongly at risk of being rigged, as he condemned the African Union's upbeat assessment of the poll preparations.</p> <p>"There is clear evidence of manipulation," Tsvangirai told a news conference in Harare. "There is a desperate attempt to subvert the people's will."</p> <p>The premier also criticised "the militarisation" of the polls, saying military drivers were used to transport ballot papers during an early voting exercise.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130726/zimbabwes-tsvangirai-warns-election-fraud" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Government Morgan Tsvangirai Politics Zimbabwe AFP Fri, 26 Jul 2013 12:35:18 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5894522 at http://www.globalpost.com CORRECTED: Zimbabwe's Tsvangirai warns of election fraud http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130726/corrected-zimbabwes-tsvangirai-warns-election-fraud <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Zimbabwe Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai on Friday warned that next week's election was strongly at risk of being rigged, as he condemned the African Union's upbeat assessment of the poll preparations.</p> <p>"There is clear evidence of manipulation," Tsvangirai told a news conference in Harare. "There is a desperate attempt to subvert the people's will."</p> <p>The premier also criticised "the militarisation" of the polls, saying military drivers were used to transport ballot papers during an early voting exercise.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130726/corrected-zimbabwes-tsvangirai-warns-election-fraud" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Government Morgan Tsvangirai Politics Zimbabwe AFP Fri, 26 Jul 2013 13:32:32 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5894553 at http://www.globalpost.com Zimbabwe arrests Tsvangirai aide for reporting dumped ballots http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130728/zimbabwe-arrests-tsvangirai-aide-reporting-dumped-ballots <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Zimbabwean police on Sunday arrested an aide to Morgan Tsvangirai, President Robert Mugabe's main rival in upcoming polls, after he reported an irregularity in early voting.</p> <p>The Movement for Democratic Change said Morgan Komichi was arrested after informing the electoral commission that ballot papers marked for Tsvangirai had been found in a dustbin after security forces voted at the Harare International Conference Centre two weeks ahead of nationwide polling on July 31.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130728/zimbabwe-arrests-tsvangirai-aide-reporting-dumped-ballots" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Morgan Tsvangirai Politics of Zimbabwe Technology Zimbabwe Zimbabwean presidential election AFP Sun, 28 Jul 2013 14:32:23 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5895977 at http://www.globalpost.com CORRECTED: Tsvangirai's election organiser arrested over reporting dumped ballots http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130728/corrected-tsvangirais-election-organiser-arrested-over-reporting-dumped-bal <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Zimbabwean police on Sunday arrested the election organiser of Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai's party after he reported marked ballot papers were found in a dustbin following early voting, the party and police said.</p> <p>"Around 6:00am (0400 GMT) our deputy national chairman, Honourable Morgan Komichi, who is a deputy minister of transport, was picked up at his home by the police," Nelson Chamisa from the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) told a news conference in Harare.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130728/corrected-tsvangirais-election-organiser-arrested-over-reporting-dumped-bal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Morgan Tsvangirai Politics Technology Zimbabwe Zimbabwean presidential election AFP Sun, 28 Jul 2013 15:04:04 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5896010 at http://www.globalpost.com